"We succeeded on our second trial / try."

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"We succeeded on our second trial / try."

 

I saw the sentence written two ways like that and I was wondering if trial and try are interchangeable for the same meaning? I think it is possible because the words mean test. What do you experts think? Or is there any case where they are used for the same meaning? Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.

asked Nov 02 '13 at 03:06 Hans Contributor

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"When we try, we are usually uncertain as to success; when we attempt, we have always some definite object in view which we seek to accomplish. We may be indifferent as to the result of a trial, but we rarely attempt anything without a desire to succeed.

test is a way of discovering, by questions or practical activities, what someone knows, or what someone or something can do or is like or a medical examination of part of your body or an act of using something to find out whether it is working correctly or how effective it is or a situation which shows how good something is trial is a synonym of test I believe but the usage depends on the context: trial=legal process, or in Australian English as a mock exam."

link comment answered Nov 02 '13 at 13:35 Sanjay Expert

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